(Peace) Walking, filled with the Light…

Mary Jane Parrine, who participated in the Walk for Nuclear Disarmament, shared her reflection of time spent with the Dominican Sisters in Fremont on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.  The time with the Dominican’s was one of many blessings experienced throughout the walk (from start to finish).  For Mary Jane, the actual blessing bestowed on the walkers the morning before leaving was particularly moving. Continue reading

Anti-nuclear weapons activist returns to prison

By Marilyn Bechtel, Originally published August 24, 2012 at Peoples World, http://peoplesworld.org/anti-nuclear-weapons-activist-returns-to-prison/

Photo: Marilyn Bechtel/PW

DUBLIN, Calif. – With prayer and song, dozens of supporters saw anti-nuclear weapons campaigner Susan Crane back to prison Aug. 22, as she prepared to serve an additional 60-day sentence at the federal women’s prison here. The new sentence came on top of 15 months she had already served after participating in a 2009 Disarm Now Plowshares nonviolent direct action at a Washington state naval facility where nuclear-armed Trident submarines are based.Crane, a 68-year-old retired teacher and member of the Catholic Worker movement, was joined by supporters in a four-day, 40-mile peace walk to the prison gates from a Lockheed-Martin facility that makes the nuclear warhead-carrying Trident II D-5 missile the Trident submarines carry. Continue reading

On the Third Day They Kept Walking…

Here is a brief video from Jim Haber taken on the afternoon of the third day (Tuesday, August 21st) of the Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: From Lockheed to Lock-Up, as the walkers head for Pleasanton.

Walk for Nuclear Disarmament in the News

Friends, Susan Crane and others gathered this morning outside the Federal Correctional Institution at Dublin at the end of their 40 mile peace walk that started at Lockheed-Martin in Sunnyvale. KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California, covered today’s gathering and ran the story on this evening’s The Pacifica Evening News at 6:00. The story begins just before the 36 minute mark.  If the fancy link below doesn’t work for you, you can click here to listen.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – August 22, 2012 at 6:00pm

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Walk for Disarmament, Day 4 Morning: Step by Step…

Dear Friends,

As I write this post Susan Crane and assembled company have finished the roughly 40 miles they have walked from Lockheed-Martin in Sunnyvale to a gathering place just outside the Federal prison in Dublin.  They are engaged in a prayer service before Susan takes a short walk to report to prison to serve two more months (for what???). Continue reading

(The Long) Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: Day Three

Reflections at the end of the third day of the Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: From Lockheed to Lock-Up, from a number of participants – Susan Crane, Ed Ehmke, Bob Russell, Bill Joyce, Mary Jane Parrine, Carlos Coffield, David Taxis, Peggy Coleman and Margo Shafer.  Many voices, all walking together in concert for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Continue reading

Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: Day Two

Friends,

Another good day as the Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: From Lockheed to Lock-Up continues North toward the Dublin Federal Prison.  Continue reading

Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: Day One

The Peace Walkers are resting after a memorable first day Walking for Nuclear Disarmament. Here are two reflections. The first is by Fumiaki “Fumi” Tosu, whose father is a Hibakusha of Hiroshima. Second is a reflection on the day by Susan Crane. Continue reading

Praying with Our Feet (and Hearts)

Dear Friends,

By now Participants in the Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: From Lockheed to Lock-Up are on their way.  Earlier this morning they met at the Lockheed-Martin facility in Sunnyvale, California, where the Trident II D-5 submarine launched ballistic missiles are assembled. Continue reading

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